Arbroath 2-3 Brechin- Report
Report of match 31st March 2012
Arbroath 2-3 Brechin- Report.
Arbroath undone by Hedgemen
Arbroath's promotion hopes were dealt a blow as they fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at home to Brechin on the same day Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath also dropped points.
The visitors were ahead after only five minutes as Rory McKenzie fired in from long range.
And their lead was quickly doubled nine minutes later when Paul McManus slotted home from six yards.
Steven Doris scored from the penalty spot after Scott Buist felled Colin Samuel to give second-placed Arbroath a lifeline, and he again converted from 12 yards out early in the second half after Buist, at fault for the second time, had handled in the area.
But Brechin retook the lead when McManus powered home his second from inside the area, with the home side's hopes put to bed five minutes from time as Keith Gibson was dismissed for a foul on Craig Molloy.
|Competition: Irn Bru Scottish Division Two Date: Saturday, 31st March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Gayfield Park|
Doris 21 (pen), 58 (pen)
|2 - 3||Brechin City
McManus 14, 65
|4||Brian Kerr (Gibson 59)|
|11||Paul Sheerin (Sibanda 79)|
|8||Collin Samuel (Caddis 77)|
|14||Keith Gibson (Kerr 59)|
|15||Liam Caddis (Samuel 77)|
|12||Lee Sibanda (Sheerin 79)|
|7||David McKenna (Fusco 81)|
|9||Paul McManus (Lister 87)|
|10||Rory McKenzie (King 74)|
|12||Charles King (McKenzie 74)|
|15||James Lister (McManus 87)|
|14||Gary Fusco (McKenna 81)|
|Arbroath cards shown|
|27 mins||Paul Sheerin||Unsporting behaviour|
|35 mins||Beau Busch||Unsporting behaviour|
|83 mins||Joshua Falkingham||Unsporting behaviour|
|85 mins||Keith Gibson||Violent conduct|
|Brechin City cards shown|
|32 mins||Michael Dunlop||Unsporting behaviour|
|33 mins||Craig Molloy||Dissent|
|33 mins||Rory McKenzie||Dissent|
|44 mins||Ewan Moyes||Unsporting behaviour|
|62 mins||Paul McManus||Dissent|